A sex offender who was still on probation for a 2014 sexual battery charge and wearing an ankle monitor was found guilty of raping a Cordova woman in August 2014.
A Shelby County Criminal Court jury deliberated for only 10 minutes before returning a guilty verdict against Donald Gwin II for aggravated rape, aggravated robbery, aggravated burglary, and aggravated assault. He will be sentenced by Judge Bobby Carter on June 20th.
On August 28th, 2014, Gwin, armed with a knife, followed a 28-year-old woman, who was carrying groceries, into her Country Squire Apartment. He locked the door, raped her, choked her, and threatened to kill her family if she notified police. The woman said Gwin also attempted to intimidate her by showing her his ankle monitor from a previous sexual battery conviction.
Gwin left with the woman's purse, credit cards, and phone, and he still had her phone in his pocket when he was arrested the following day.
The case was handled by Shelby County Assistant District Attorney Abby Wallace and Cavett Ostner of the DA's Special Victims Unit.